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Kio, Michael

Kio, Michael

Assistant Research Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
2208 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Computational Fluid and Molecular Dynamics, Cranfield University, United Kingdom 
  • M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering,  Federal University of Technology, Minna
  • P.Eng. in Communication Satellite Systems, Shenzhou Institute, Beijing
  • B.Tech. in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, Rivers State University, Port-Harcourt


  • Fellow Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • National Science Foundation: Engineering Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation: Innovative Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation: I-Corps National Award as Entrepreneurial Lead
  • Young Leader: Space Generational Advisory Council


  • Professional Engineer, P.E, Chemical Engineering,   United States
  • Chartered Engineer,  C.Eng,  United Kingdom
  • Project Management Professional,  PMP

  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation
  • Carbon Capture
  • Antifouling in Biomedical and Marine Applications

  • Drug Carrier Transport Mechanism of Nanoparticles (NPs) through Plasma Membrane, Molecular Dynamics Simulation
  • Antifouling and Fouling-Release Coating for Biomedical and Marine Applications
  • Carbon Capture using Biomaterials and Hydrogels

  • Graduate Thermodynamics CHBE 610

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Among the precious cargo launching to the ISS aboard SpaceX CRS-26 is an experiment designed by UMD students.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • Senior Member (AIAA)

Other professional society fellows

  • Fellow Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)